Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Information Poverty on Climate Change: A Forum

As part of the activities lined-up for the Library and Information Services (LIS) Month, the Philippine Librarians’ Association, Inc.-National Capital Region (PLAI-NCR) Librarians’ Council and in cooperation with the Intramuros Library Consortium, librarians, information professionals, library support staff, teachers and students of library and information studies are invited to attend and participate in a Forum on the topic “Information Poverty on Climate Change: Information Consumption on the Nation’s Objective .” This Forum aims to: 1. Create awareness about climate change and how we can properly address its impact to our community; 2. To come up with a summary of concerns that gives significance to knowledge consumption and informed awareness about this social issue; 3. Present a challenge to librarians and libraries on asserting their roles in the creation and dissemination of information about this global concern on climate change. We have invited as our Guest Speaker, Ma. Theresa Concepcion, Regional Director of Earth Island Philippines. This forum will be held on November 4, 2011, at 1:30 p.m., at the Epifanio De los Santos Auditorium, 6/F The National Library T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila. Fees to be assessed are as follow: PLAI members PHP 200.00, non-PLAI members PHP 250.00, undergraduate students PHP 100.00. These shall cover the registration fee, certificate of participation and snacks. Registration starts at 12:30 p.m.